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Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE
February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$11 – $28
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
DOORS 7:00PM | SHOW 8:00PM | 18+
THE OLD CHURCH | 1422 SW 11th Ave
CHRIS WILLIAMS December RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Creator of Front Porch Sessions and The Turnout Storytelling Series at The Alberta Street Pub, Does a Spot-On Marlon Brando Impression (Heavier Marlon Brando), Has Never Drank Coffee Ever, Not Once, In His Life
SHANNON BALCOM GRAVES 4-Time RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, HR Manager, Won a Prettiest Baby Contest as a Baby
KIRSTEN KUPPENBENDER Past RUSSIAN ROULETTE Winner, Stand Up Comedian, Former Marathon Runner, Founder of Lez Stand Up, Extreme Jigsaw Puzzler
ALEX DANG Writer, Storyteller at Head Start, Knows too Much About the Show Friends, Former Speech/Debate Champion
SHAIN BRENDEN Named One of Portland Mercury‘s Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy, Hosts the Weekly Comedy show DOUGH Wednesdays at Mississippi Pizza Pub, Named One of Willamette Week‘s Funniest Five Comedians
STEPHANIE STRANGE Winner of Raw Artist of the Year, Comic Book Writer, Band Leader of Strange & the Familiars, Watched the Original Charmed Series at Least Three Times All the Way Through
DOORS 7:00PM ⎮ SHOW 8:00PM
$16-28 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR — Note: We will have walk-up tickets set aside for sale at the door. Remember we’re 18+ now! VIP ticket holders will receive swag from our sponsors/partners: $10 to The Civic Taproom, a pair of tickets to Helium Comedy Club, a ticket to The Siren Theater, 2-4-1 passes to Portland Playhouse, a sweet treat from Unicorn Bake Shop, and more. As Portlanders vibrant arts surround us. Our VIP packages are curated to encourage our audiences to get out and see more of the amazing shows and theaters that surround us. Passes are not tied to your name, so if you want you can gift them on to a friend or non-profit that can benefit from more of the great art in our community! To reserve seats in the ASL Interpreted section, please purchase your tickets then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK. In 2019 our audiences provided 3,600 meals!!!
More about Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE…
How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 6 storytellers will be randomly drawn. They spin the wheel to decide the prompt for their story. They can play or pass. If they pass another teller can steal their prompt. Then the risky part…each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on that prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare.
The audience votes for a winner at the end of the night who will receive swag and prizes from our sponsors and partners like $20 to Powell’s, a bottle of spirits from New Deal Distillery, a gift certificate to Finger Bang, and bragging rights for life!
The winner also draws an audience winner to receive $100 to Popina Swimwear, $20 to Powell’s, a gift certificate to Finger Bang, and two VIP tickets to a RUSSIAN ROULETTE show!
The storytelling winner will be invited to come back to the next show!
*Storytellers subject to change without notice. Stories may contain explicit language and/or subject matter.